Book Review – You’ve Got It Coming by James Hadley Chase

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 207
First Published: 1955 by Pocket Books
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Harry Griffin, ace Californian Air Transport Corporation pilot, is fired from service and has a relationship with ex model and actress Glorie Dane, who has seen many a man come and go in her life, but loves Harry more than herself and does not want to lose him.Harry soon decides to steal a set of diamonds worth 3 million dollars from a passenger plane leaving CATC,which he was supposed to fly before being dismissed,to which Gloria reluctantly agrees.Soon they rope in Glorie’s ex-boyfriend Ben Delaney, who is now a gangster with connections and money, under a false disguise Harry Griffin takes on with Glorie’s help, by a name “Harry Green”.Ben agrees to provide them men and money to do the job,and 50000 dollars in exchange for the diamonds. But things don’t go the way Harry and Glorie expect, especially because of Harry’s greed and deceitful ways, and soon begins a deadly hide and seek game, with Glorie and Harry struggling for survival with murderers and cops behind them, and all amidst lies, deception, treachery,blackmail and murder.

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Book Review – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Series: Under Suspicion, #1
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 303
Published: April 1, 2014 by Simon & Schuster
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When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more: the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.

And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . .

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Book Review – On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 387
First Published: 2001 by Pocket Books
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In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow, inextricably linked…

Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Her family sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily’s forebears, Madeline Shapley, then a young girl, disappeared.

As the house is renovated and a pool dug, a skeleton is found and identified as Martha Lawrence, a young Spring Lake woman who vanished several years ago. Within her hand is the Wnger bone of another woman, with a ring — a Shapley family heirloom — still on it. Determined to Wnd the connection between the two murders, Emily becomes a threat to a seductive killer…who chooses her as the next victim.

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Book Review – Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Published: 2000 by Simon & Schuster
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When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home.

As the investigation into the boat’s explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skepticism, Nell is swayed by her great-aunt Gert, a believer in psychic powers, to see a medium claiming to be Adam’s channel.

While trying to unravel the threads of Adam’s past and his violent end, Nell consults the medium, who transmits messages to her with instructions from Adam. The story reaches a powerful climax in Nell’s final encounter with the medium, in which she learns the truth about the explosion–a truth she can’t be allowed to live to tell.

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Book Review – Pretend You Don’t See Her by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 305
First Published: May 1990 by Pocket Books
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One day, while showing a luxurious skyline co-op, Lacey is witness to a murder — and to the dying words of the victim…. The dying woman is convinced that the attacker was after her dead daughter’s journal — which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It’s an impulse that later proves nearly fatal.

Placed in the witness protection program and sent to live in the Minneapolis area, Lacey must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial. There she meets Tom Lynch, a radio talk-show host whom she tentatively begins to date — until the strain of deception makes her break it off. Then she discovers the killer has traced her to Minneapolis. Armed with nothing more than her own courage and clues from the journal, Lacey heads back to New York, determined to uncover who’s behind the deaths of the two women — before she’s the next casualty.

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